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More On M$’s Servery Moving To ARM

“Redmond’s desire, over the next few years, to see the majority of its Bing web search and indexing, Azure cloud platform and database services, online storage, machine learning, and other features, powered by Windows Server on beefy ARM chips.…We found … Continue reading

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Pigs Fly At M$

“Microsoft has committed publicly to use ARM chips in machines that will be running cloud services in its own datacenters before year-end.” See Windows Server on ARM: It’s happeningChuckle. For many months commentators here have been telling me ARM won’t make … Continue reading

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SSD

“Increase the speed, durability, and efficiency of your system for years to come with the Crucial MX300 SSD. Boot up in seconds and fly through the most demanding applications with an SSD that fuses the latest 3D NAND Flash technology … Continue reading

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Did You Think Prices For Intel CPUs Were OK Last Week? They Weren’t.

“the prices have been slower to fall, but we’d highly recommend that you keep an eye on the following pages, if you are looking for a good deal this week. So far, at Micro Center we’ve seen the beefy six-core … Continue reading

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Yet Another Beastly Candidate

“Firefly-RK3399 Plus Pre-saleBegin shipping on March 15th, 4GB-DDR3, 32GB-e…$ 239.0” See Firefly ShopYes, Cortex A-72, little by little, are coming onto the market in a form even I can use. There are smartphones now but I want something with more I/O … Continue reading

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LeMaker Cello Less Dead Or Mummified?

“LeMaker Cello– An ARM 64-bit Sever Main Board with 96Boards EE Specification” See LeMaker Cello|An ARM 64-bit Sever Main Board with 96Boards EE SpecificationI keep an eye on this page and noticed a change today. They’ve deleted the part about delivery … Continue reading

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I’m a Linux Geek And Proud Of It

“While Linux is certainly very easy to use, there are some activities surrounding it that are seen as more complex than others. While they can be all be avoided easily enough, they do have a certain, geeky appeal. How many … Continue reading

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Austrian Schools

“As well as all the small problems with our Windows installations, hours lost in updating Java, Flash, Quicktime, Silverlight and so on, Microsoft turned off the KMS server in Vienna and this introduced new problems with the key management service. … Continue reading

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Pride And Prejudice

There’s more than enough of both to go around here. When I proposed to play around with some new hard drives and RAID 0 and XFS on them, I was roundly criticized by several commentators. I wanted better performance and … Continue reading

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Munich’s Fake News On GNU/Linux

“”Employees are not satisfied with our IT,” Reiter told a council meeting on Wednesday morning, citing a report he had commissioned from Accenture. “More than half are not happy.” Accenture’s report, which included a survey of Munich council staff, did not … Continue reading

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ODROID-C2 Update

“ODROID-C2 List Price : $46.00 Dispatch : in 30 days” See ODROIDHmmmf! I was thinking of ordering a couple of Odroid-C2s soon and visited the maker’s site. I was surprised to find the price had risen… Perhaps it’s related to the … Continue reading

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Threats Are Easily Made But Hard To Keep

“American farmers sent $2.4 billion of corn to Mexico in 2015, the most recent year of available data. In 1995, the year after NAFTA became law, corn exports to Mexico were a mere $391 million. Experts say such a bill would … Continue reading

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